IS THAT ME depicts a challenge of two trumpets . . . a portrayal of a lover’s quarrel perhaps. The end is seemingly an unresolved conclusion that remains open for continued debate. It makes a statement that pronounces ‘OK . . . I give in, for now.’

GOING AWAY HAPPY is lush, lovely and bright. You’ll hear words where there are none. The mood of the piece transcends to a whispering groove . . . engulfing muted trumpet styling that expresses softly ending in a textured third mood, finally cascading the listener inwardly toward a solemn jazz resolution.